Cecil Aronowitz Orchestra (Cecil Aronowitz Viola Competition Final)
Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition and Festival
The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
Festival ticket prices:
Birmingham City University staff and students - £50
Day tickets prices:
Birmingham City University staff and students - £15
Evening concert only:
Birmingham City University staff and students - £5
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire students and staff - free (advanced booking required)
Conductor Jamie Phillips
Finalists choosing from:
Bartók Viola Concerto (Serly version)
Hindemith Der Schwanendreher
Walton Viola Concerto
Violists everywhere are invited to enter the second Cecil Aronowitz Viola Competition, taking place between 18 to 24 November 2017 in the new Birmingham Conservatoire building.
Organised by Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University and the British Viola Society, the winner will be awarded £5,000 along with a recording contract and a prize in collaboration with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Dedicated to Cecil Aronowitz (pictured), the South African violist and long-term collaborator with Benjamin Britten, the competition is open to applications from violists from anywhere in the world, at the age of 21 or under at the time of the competition.